English lit, teaching in Korea, to career development professional Valerie Le SIWIKE Podcast(VL-001)


February 1st, 2023

39 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

Valerie, a career practitioner and late-career confidence coach, shares her journey of helping young adults navigate their careers. Growing up as an avid reader and learner, Valerie had a love for books and knowledge instilled in her from a young age. Despite her quiet and introspective nature, she had a creative streak that showed in her desire to lead and bring people together. After pursuing a degree in career development, Valerie went to Korea to teach English and was met with unexpected challenges, but she was determined to see it through. However, upon receiving sad news from home, Valerie returned to spend the last month of her grandfather's life with him. This experience helped her realize the power of coaching and developing others, leading her to pursue a career in the field and eventually starting her own business. She credits her success to the mentors who helped her see her own greatness.

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0:00 Intro
0:43 Intro and Career Development
1:40 Growing Up As A Kid
6:05 Navigating Different Degrees
9:44 Graduation and Finding Yourself
11:40 TEFL in South Korea
17:27 Going Back to Canada
21:24 Taking a Break and Recuperating
24:58 Getting Into Career Development
30:38 Entrepreneurial Path
33:02 SIWIKE
37:15 Future Aspirations and Where to Find Valerie

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